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changing a measure. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> hello. i am gasia mikalian. >> and i am frank somerville. >> that storm is come and gone and now people across the bay area are dealing with the damage left behind. we have live team coverage of the clean up. ktvu's robert handa is in the south bay but we begin with ktvu's lorraine blanco where officials reopened a school that suffered serious damage from the heavy rain. >> reporter: you are right. white hill middle school will reopen tomorrow, that decision was made here and as soon as we returned -- and students will return with quite a few changes. >> reporter: a crew spent the day and tonight power washing floors and windows and ripping out carpets. the weekend storm clogged a culvert pushing rain water and debris dine the school in fairfax. teachers in four classrooms packed up, their students will share other rooms or have classes in the library. >> i am worried about the kids adapting. >> the classes are already crowded. >> reporter: they
. reporting live in east palo alto, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we also just checked with san francisco airport to see if there are any weather related problems there. there are 30 to 90 minute delays mainly involving flights from other west coast low -- locations. we also learned that people lost power because of a transformer failure. >>> a steady light rain most of the day. and then in the last hour and a half the rain really started to calm down. especially in the south bay. look at the showers and rain moving through the peninsula. look at the current situation as we look. you can see oakland through redwood. nothing like we saw just about 10, 15 minutes ago. here's a hot spot out here near milpitas. you're seeing this is heavy rain right in these areas. these cells pretty impressive but i have to tell you what we were going through about an hour ago, 45 minutes ago is really impressive more than what we saw here. evergreen you're starting to clear out. over here by, pardon me by santa clara you're seeing this heavy rain. so you're seeing the widely scattered showers. th
boehner's plan. with no deal in the works you are likely to see a smaller pay check. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us to detail what it will cost taxpayers. >> reporter: indeed, more than a cliff for some. >> reporter: for more and more americans, the fiscal cliff is being viewed as a failure of government. >> they are on vacation, doing whatever they are doing. they don't care. >> i just don't think they will ever come to an agreement. both parties are so far apart that there is no common ground. >> reporter: if you make between 50-60,000 deal, taxes go up $92 per bye-weekly pay check. most employers will wait for the irs and will continue to deduct at the current rate. >> supposed to be pub luck servants and we can't get a compromise going. what is the right term? >> a lot of times it seems you are not being represented. you have interests over riding the people's concerns. that is an example of what happens in congress. >> the lowest income folks' check will shrink by 3%. top earners 6%. that says nothing of loss deductions or other unknowns. >> political parties need to
, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> i am ken wayne. >> i am heather holmes. >> the third in a series of storms to hit the bay area blew through this morning. this is what it looked like in richmond. and when the clouds broke all the damage became clear. they spotted a vinnier completely under water. -- vineyard completely under water. we have complete team coverage throughout the bay area. ktvu's ken pritchett is live in napa where the flood warning was canceled. >> reporter: napa city officials expect the napa river in downtown to crest within the hour. it was thought the napa river downtown might exceed flood state but it will fall smart of the mark. -- fall short of the mark but it did see areas of flooding. >> this is the pope street bridge. a historic spot and a spot for locals to watch the rain swollen napa river. >> i think it will flow out nicely and we will be fine by this afternoon. >> reporter: confident it wouldn't happen today but a few miles north the napa river did. >> flooded. pretty flooded coming down deer park, where the peach trees trees are. >> reporter: the napa
to stabilize that section of road. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> school was closed today because of all the storm damage and some of the classrooms may be empty for a while. ktvu's ktvu's lorraine blanco is live. >> reporter: good evening. white hill will reopen tomorrow but it is a mess inside. look at my note pad, i dropped it and you can see how muddy it is. it might be months before students can return to a handful of rooms. >> reporter: you can hear and see what the weekend storm left behind in this classroom. a wet and smelly mess. >> it is very strange. i came ready with gloves and boots. >> reporter: school is closed today as workers pressure wash floors and rip out carpet and they will replace base boards and open the walls to look for hidden moisture. >> due to the amount of mud that came through after we assessed assessed the damage we knew it wouldn't be safe to have students on campus. >> reporter: this is where the water is supposed to drain. around the corner from the campus. but it clogged it, sending water and mud into the store. >> frustrating. i a
be melted down. we're live in oakland, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you for that report. >>> two teenagers who recently killed in san francisco are being remembered. this a vigil -- this is a vigil being held. lorraine blanco is there working the story. we'll have a live report for new just a few minutes. >>> joe biden met with law enforcement leaders this morning in washington, d.c. to launch a new task force aimed at reducing gun violence in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. president obama announced the school force. biden is charged with crafting concrete proposals. biden is due to have a report back to the president in january. >>> attorney general eric holder will be meeting with first responders and law enforcement officials tomorrow in newtown. holder is expected to held there after meeting with the vice president. he's being asked to come up with recommendations on gun laws. >> we have 20 children trying to point us the way. if we don't follow their lead, we've failed them and their deaths are in vein. >> six more funerals are set to be held today for
bridge. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> good afternoon. it's just messy out there. you saw from lorraine's report. you probably felt it this morning. hit the north bay earlier today. over the last couple of hours you can see the time lapse over the last few hours. it's moved through the central and south bay. at this time, it's actually tapered off a little bit as the first in a series of storms continues to march through the bay area. we've got some light rain over santa rosa and petaluma. in the last 12 hours, santa rosa has picked up about an inch and a half of rain. quite a bit of rainfalling over the north bay this morning. we have some steady rain along the east bay. oakland, san leandro and farther south we had rain falling near union city. it looks like it has since broken away with some rain moderate at times falling over pleasant tonight and 680 -- pleasant and 680. we have -- pleasanton and 680. we have a snow advisory. blue canyon right a about 5,000. they will fluctuate throughout the weekend. we'll bring you more on what you can expect including a time frame to pla
janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a stolen truck burst into flames overnight and then the fire spread to a nearby commercial building. it happened just after midnight on claire street in oakland. ktvu channel 2 reporter lorraine blanco is live with the very latest on the police investigation into the fire that sent one person to the hospital. dramatic flames too. lorraine. >> reporter: yeah. those flames were dramatic. the owner of the building was out here this morning. he was surveying the damage. he says he's still in shock. we can see quite a mess here this morning. there is an insurance company out here. they will be boarding this up later today on the corner of claire street and railroad avenue. here's a look at the huge flames you were talking about. this is exclusive video you will only see on 2. that prompted the battalion chief to call two alarms just before 1:00 a.m.. a security guard was inside. he suffered smoke inhalation but expected to be okay this morning. neighbors credit firefighters for saving their neighborhood early this morning. >> there was flames shooti
and how the sales look. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning, it is december 26th, thanks for waking up with us, i am claudine wong. >> let's take a quick look at weather, he is in for steve. >> in fact, you will need the umbrella and we say that with 100% confidence because they are paying us a visit. all of a sudden, a downpour is moving into the region and that's what we have right here out towards san francisco with those darker shades of green. coming up, we will break up the timeframe and we will have your weekend forecast as well. tara? >>> traffic is moving well on to the mcarthur maze and on to the bay bridge toll plaza and it is wet out there so definitely give yourself some extra time and take it easy definitely. it is 5:00 on the nose let's head back to the desk. >>> a car slammed into the utility pole of 73 road off interstate i-80. power was knocked out to several people and power is not expected to return until mid- morning. police continue to search for the people who ran from the scene. >>> the attack happened on willie avenue. our reporter alex s
starlets to pick up. ktvu allie rasmus live at sfo to tell us what is happening out there and what is expected to be one of the busiest days of the holiday season. >> reporter: that rainy weather could have an impact on your travel plans if you're flying in and out of sfo. so far so good. we checked and there are no cancellations or delays to report. it is really busy out here though. if you take a look behind us you can see the taxis and cars and shuttles lining up along the curb here unloading passengers as they prepare to check in for their flight. this is the peak travel day of the holiday season with 130,000 people expected to pass through sfo. an estimated two million people are expected to come through between now and january 6th. inside the terminal we kept monitoring the board. we've been here since 3:30 this morning. we keep checking and there have been no delays or cancellations in and out of sfo. everything is leaving on time. and no delayed arrivals either. a couple flights from the east coast are scheduled to arrive 10-15 minutes early. all of this could change later
in oakland -- we're live in oakland, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama is pushing ahead quickly with the gun violence. he calls the connecticut school massacre a wakeup call that needs to be addressed with urgency. >> the fact that this problem is comcan no longer be -- is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't -- >> he introduced a new interagency task force headed up by the vice president. that task force only has a few weeks to put that list together. the president also called on congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 to close the gun show loophole that allows gun sales without background checks. and he suggested the possibility of limits on high high-capacity -- on high- capacity risks. >>> during a morning conference, nancy pelosi said now is the time for action and not words. she said it's particularly important to show children across the nation that somebody is being done to protect them. >> we must take action to protect our children from harm, pr
you more details as soon as they become available. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a tragic story from oakland. a grandmother was shot and killed by a stray bullet. ktvu's tara moriarty is in oakland right now with the latest on who she was and how this happened. tara? >> reporter: well, the woman was simply walking to the store, the way she's probably done countless times before. but last night she didn't make it. and now police at headquarters are trying to figure out exactly who is responsible. this violence erupted around 7:00 last night on the 9100 block of international boulevard, when gunfire erupted across the street from the victim. she was a 49-year-old grandmother walking with a relative when she was struck and killed. police did not identify a woman. but a long time friend said she was ramona foreman who cared for her mother. now, police have made no arrests. they are still trying to figure out what instigated the gunfire that left at least ten shellcationss on the sidewalk -- shell casings on the sidewalk and then after that, more gunfire. one person was injured
. reporting live from campbell, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> oakland police are investigating an usual fire overnight that started in a stolen truck and then spread to a business. coming up at 7:30, lorraine blanco has reaction from the owner of the business, plus information on the damage from the fire. >>> 7:03. in less than two hours, at 8:45, this morning, president obama will announce a white house effort against gun violence. the president is putting vice president joe biden in charge of it. now, when the president flew to newtown, connecticut after the school shooting, he promised he would do what he could to keep it from happening again. now, ktvu will carry the president's announcement live right here on channel 2 so stay tuned. again, that's scheduled for 8:45 this morning. >>> it happening right now in washington, california senator bar bau broxer has called a news conference. this -- barbara boxer has called a news conference. she will be talking about new legislation she will be introducing to toughen security at schools. we're watching it live.
. nothing is happening as we can see right now. we do have ktvu's pline grow res there. he will bring us a live update from the ground coming up at 7:30. >>> a round of rain and strong wind moving into the bay area could affect your holiday travel plans. allie rasmus just spoke to sfo officials and she joins us live from sfo with some new information about flight delays. good morning, alley. >> reporter: good morning. you can see it's not raining right now. the weather is having an effect on travel here at san francisco international airport. if you look behind us, you can see a number of people unloading. this is supposed to be the busiest travel day of the year with over 100,000 people through sfo. but because of the low ceiling and visibility, the traffic management program is in effect from sfo. this is inside the terminal. there are a lot of people here. the security line was packed. it could get more problematic and hectic today. starting at 7:00, this airport won't be able to use all of the runways because of that traffic management program put into effect by the faa. that could m
and about the deals. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning everybody, it is wednesday december 26th, i am brian flores. >> and i am claudine wong, dave and pam have the morning off, mark, it sounds like a little bit of everything is out there. >>> yes, rainfall coverage has been increasing parts of the bay area and we have some downpours and you will notice them in at least the next hour or so. you can see some of the heavier cells in parts of the santa cruz mountains and there is probably a thunderstorm so we are talking about the probability of hail in vallejo. we have an update now on the wet roadways with tara, good morning, tara. >>> traffic is flowing nicely into berkeley at the mcarthur maze on the right-hand side. definitely give yourself some extra time, 6:00 on the nose, let's head back to the desk. >>> workers heading back to work could face a tricky commute. lorraine blanco is live at the bay bridge toll plaza with more on that. >> reporter: the rain has been spotty throughout the morning and we are here at the bay bridge toll plaza san right now traffic is
announcement about guns coming from the president in just a couple of hours. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day. middle of the week. wednesday, december 19th. i'm dave clark. >> is it the 19th? yes it is. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's so cold it felt like tahoe. >> the day froze on me, steve. >> i understand. we do have a freeze warning out for the north bay. frost advisory elsewhere. temperatures are cold. let's get to them. 20s to the north. if there is even some in the santa cruz mountains it will be cool today but change in the weather is showing up. >>> good morning. southbound 680 traffic looks good as you drive past mission boulevard. also the morning commute is looking good in san francisco off to a nice start approaching the downtown area. it's 5:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> at 5:00 we have breaking news coming in from campbell. firefighters just found a body as they rushed to an apartment house fire. janine de la vega is there. she's been there since 4:30 this morning. what is the very latest? >
and pam. >>> we do begin with breaking news at a fire. ktvu channel 2 reporter janine de la vega joins us now from the scene. janine de la vega is down there at the scene. we will check in with her in a moment. >>> meantime oakland police are searching for the person who abandoned a stolen truck caught fire causing a nearby fire to also go up in flames. and ktvu channel 2 reporter lorraine blanco is there with more information on who was injured and video of the huge flames. lorraine. >> reporter: good morning. investigators are looking for the person who started that fire and they are also looking for the person who stole that vehicle. you can see behind me the amount of wreckage left here this morning. we also notice there are security cameras out here. police will be checking that out. firefighters arrived just after midnight to find the car fully engulfed. they called it two alarms just after 1:00 a.m. here. there was one person inside the building during that fire. >> it was a security guard that was inside. our crews brought hem out. he was treated for smoke inhalation and transport
and a man was injured. his condition is stable and police told ktvu channel 2 morning news they do not believe the two shootings are related. last night's homicide marks the 125th homicide of the year. -- 128th homicide of the year. >>> it led to a gunman on the san jose campus this week. it led to a lock down for three hours on tuesday. the caller said a stranger came to him on the sidewalk and said he had seen a man with a gun near the technology building. police searched the campus and did not find anything suspicious. they said the caller did the right thing by reporting that incident. >>> they are asking for help to find whoever shot at a marine recruiter at highway 85 at 1230 testimony am it in the southbound lanes on stevens creek boulevard. the recruiter was driving an unmarked government car which was hit several times by gunfire. the recruiter marine was not hurt. >> they said the bullets lodged across his lap so he was a really lucky guy. >> reporter: investigators do not believe the marine was tar getted because he was -- targeted because he was wearing a jacket over hi
to be paid. the cause of the fire is under investigation. reporting live in fremont lorraine blanco ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now just about 6:03. overnight news just hours ago there was an earthquake off the southern california coast. it was a magnitude 6.3 it hit about 2:30 this morning. first report says there were two earthquakes within seconds of each other. now we are told there was only one. no tsunami tsunami warnings were issued and there is no warnings. >>> the company suspects some workers lied about completing the inspections that are required by state law. eight employees and 11 contract workers have been fired or suspended. pg&e has fired 48 additional inspectors and hope to have all the equipment checked by the end of the year. most of it is is in southern alameda county and the south bay. >>> two schools will reopen this morning that is after a high school teacher was threatened. ktvu channel 2 reporter janine de la vega joins us now from cupertino with more on the new security measures that students will face when they head back to class today. >> reporter: pam, mont
to have an update later. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police are looking for a young man who stabbed a 74-year- old man in downtown gilroy near lewis and monterey streets near the gilroy public library. police say the victim was stabbed in the torso but is expected to survive. his attacker is white, in his 20s with blond hair wearing dirty, tan-colored clothing. >>> police investigating bullying at an amendmentary school apparently made girl think about suicide. the parents found a suicide note m her bedroom. they claim two boys had been harassing their daughter with lewd comments. the parents called vallejo police and an investigation has begun. >>> san francisco city college may have a new financial crisis. >>> lorraine blanco is live with new information on what may be threatening funding for the school. >> reporter: we talked with veteran. and the college needs to enroll 34,000 students to keep the funding. last year, the school enrolled 32,600 students and it was put on probation. administrators expect to fall thousands short this school year. it's the second year in
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